Our clients are leaders, influencers, CEOs and company executives from a variety of industries, including technology, specialty manufacturing, large scale construction, hospitality and agriculture. We’re proud to have helped them become re-energized and have newfound confidence in their ability to lead their teams. Explore their successes below and see our interviews with other industry leaders to learn how they’ve evolved.
# of New Businesses
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# of Organizations We've Helped Achieve Growth
# of Leaders and Managers We've Coached
RRM Design Group
"Since putting our strategic plan into action, our company has almost tripled in size. Much of this is because we had focus around where we were trying to earn revenue, drive business, and attain new clients. I attribute a lot of that sucess to Collaboration's clarity of direction and the metrics they help establish." - Erik Justesen, CEO of RRM Design
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
“Working with Collaboration has changed my life because it’s made me even more proud of our employees and the way we run our business.” – Clay Thompson, CEO and Owner of Claiborne & Churchill Winery
"Collaboration gave us a lot of tools that I had no idea were available to people who work in the trades, such as general contractors. Really understanding the numbers and the market is so empowering." - Mike Rooney, Co-owner and Operator of Coastal Handyman Service
“When Michael [Gunther, Collaboration founder and Senior consultant] came on, he helped us build processes and structure that allowed us to take on more business and grow.”
– Kevin Rice, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer at Hathway
Anderson Burton Construction
"Through the managed growth process that we learned through Collaboration, we were able to grow our business from a $500,000/year company to a $13+ million/year company."
- Joni Anderson, President of Anderson Burton Construction
Digital West Networks Inc
“One of the biggest benefits of working with Collaboration was the continued structure added to our business. Our management meetings are now structured, focused and shorter; they’re really making us think and be prepared for those meetings each week.” – Tim Williams, Owner of Digital West Networks Inc.
"I feel like we’re really in a position to knock it out of the park and take the company to the next level." - Beau Kramer, Co-owner of Kramer Events
"Collaboration helped us identify room for improvement, weak areas and where we could improve our whole operational process. It helped me realize how important it is to think of the big picture." - Andrew Grow, President of Injectors Direct
Learn from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs on the California Central Coast and beyond. Whether it's our Wine with an Entrepreneur Series or tips from our consultants and other executives, you can find them here!
Wine with an Entreprenuer: A Conversation with Rick Stollmeyer
Rick Stollmeyer, Co-founder and CEO of MINDBODY, discusses his company’s journey from start-up to earning more than $250 million in revenue. Watch as he discusses the importance of conscious leadership and his best practices for success.
Wine with an Entrepreneur: Juliana Sommer with Priority Architectural Graphics
Priority Architectural Graphics accelerated its growth by instilling essential processes and procedures to keep all teams united. Hear from company President Juliana Choy Sommer as she discusses why she attributes her company’s success to a stellar executive team.
Thrive in 2021: Senior Consultant Erin Hoffman of Collaboration
Senior Consultant Erin Hoffman has two essential tips for thriving in 2021.
Wine with an Entrepreneur: Shannon Larrabee with Central Coast Distributing
Central Coast Distributing leadership developed a succession plan that readied the company for a sale and successfully transitioned their employees to the new company. Hear from former owner Shannon Larrabee on the value of staying true to the family-owned company’s mission and values when contemplating a sale.
Wine with an Entrepreneur: Joni Anderson with Anderson Burton Construction
Anderson Burton Construction’s rise to a multi-million dollar company is rooted in a positive company culture and an understanding of when to take risks and when to play it safe. Watch a conversation with Anderson Burton Construction President Joni Anderson to hear her inspiring story of success.
Wine with an Entrepreneur : Rob Kitzman with Kitzman Culligan Water
Kitzman Culligan Water is a third-generation family-owned business that sought to implement a solid succession plan and leadership development process for its employees. Rob Kitzman, Kitzman Culligan Water President, talks about developing a strong organizational structure and what it is like to step out of the day-to-day.